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Digital Transformation: why you can’t risk getting left behind


Historically, it was innovative for casinos to have a digital transformation strategy; in today’s world it’s crucial for survival, writes Ashley-Christian Hardy – Director of Product & Design at Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Not to get into a history lesson, but the online gaming industry has been going through digital transformation for a while. Ever ...

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Altenar launches new Bulgarian project with 8888.bg


Altenar is now providing its sportsbook platform to 8888.bg, a new gambling brand in Bulgaria which became the third local client for Altenar after winbet.bg and sesame.bg. 8888.bg is a sports betting and casino brand designed for sports fans, casino and slot game lovers as well as those who like to “think outside the box ...

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Rank Group identifies return to form for digital business in Q1 trading update


Rank Group has reported that its trading is ‘in line with expectations’, highlighting a return to growth for its digital business whilst its retail division has experienced significant expansion.  Publishing its trading results for the period ending 30 September 2021, Rank revealed a 5% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue growth for its digital business ...

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UKGC highlights lack of ‘means to replace funds’ as reason behind Football Index downfall


Andrew Rhodes, Interim CEO of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has issued a full response to a number of questions asked of the regulator by former customers of football player exchange platform Football Index. Following the collapse of the operator, and its parent company BetIndex, a number of criticisms of the UKGC’s regulatory oversight were ...

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Slovak lottery renews partnership with country’s Olympic Committee


TIPOS, the Slovakian national lottery, will extend its collaboration with the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee (SOSV) by a further five years. The partnership renewal will see the lottery continue to support Slovakian athletes, with the duo focusing on the training of the country’s Olympic competitors as well as the support of secondary school projects ...

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Cola Group enters Nigeria with $14.5m capital


Pan-African igaming operator Cola Group has secured a $14.5 million investment to accelerate its growth within multiple African online gambling marketplaces. The venture investment follows the licensing approval granted by the Lagos State Lotteries Board of the group’s Nigerian subsidiary, Cola Games Limited, for the launch of Cola.bet. Lagos’ approval will see Cola enter its ...

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Winter judgements to re-shape Ukraine’s gambling marketplace


A make-or-break end of year beckons for Ukraine’s nascent gambling sector, as the definitive tax framework and technical amendments of the Gambling Law are scrutinised by the Verkhovna Rada.  Though sanctioned last August, the Rada’s failure to settle on the Gambling Law’s tax, licensing and technical arrangements has frustrated domestic incumbents, whilst leaving international operators ...

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Scientific Games extends Lotto Hessen partnership and begins modernising


Scientific Games has announced it has penned fresh terms with its long-term partner Lotto Hessen to introduce new gaming systems technology to the German lottery. Named Symphony, the gaming system technology is designed to modernise the lottery’s operations, replacing and migrating the old Ageis system. The Symphony system supports new game entertainment and new distribution channels with a ...

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UKGC fines VGC Leeds £450,000 for customer care and AML failures


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed a £450,000 penalty package to Leeds’s Victoria Gate Casino (VGC Leeds), trading as Global Gaming Ventures, having confirmed extensive duty of customer care failures. An investigation undertaken by the regulator, concerning the casino venue, identified failings in the way it identified and managed customers who were at higher risk of ...

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SBC Summit CIS

13-14 October 2021

The SBC Summit CIS conference and exhibition is the premier event dedicated to the sports betting and gaming industry in the CIS region. It provides an exceptional opportunity for everyone with an interest in markets across the CIS and Eastern Europe to reach and engage with operators, affiliates, suppliers and regulators, as they gather to exchange ideas, network and do business.

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SBC Summit Latinoamérica

27 - 28 October, 2021

SBC Summit Latinoamérica is Latin America's Betting and Gaming Event for senior executives, organised through a high level partnership between SBC and G2E, and will be held in a luxurious setting in Cancún, Mexico.

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Betting on Sports Europe

9 - 11 November, 2021

Betting on Sports Europe is the foremost conference in the European sports betting industry, where all the senior operator executives get together to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities the industry is facing.

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SBC Summit North America

30 November - 2 December 2021

The SBC Summit North America conference and expo will bring together all the major players in the fast-growing North American sports betting and igaming industry for two days of high-level discussions, business meetings, and networking.

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